Hides the output instead of sending it down the pipeline or displaying it.


   [-InputObject <PSObject>]


The Out-Null cmdlet sends its output to NULL, in effect, removing it from the pipeline and preventing the output to be displayed at the screen. This only affects the standard output stream. Other output streams, like the Error stream are not affected. Exceptions will be displayed. This makes it easier to test your command for any errors.


Example 1: Delete output

PS C:\> Get-ChildItem | Out-Null

This command gets items in the current location/directory, but its output is not passed through the pipeline nor displayed at the command line. This is useful for hiding output that you do not need.



Specifies the object to be sent to NULL (removed from pipeline). Enter a variable that contains the objects, or type a command or expression that gets the objects.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False



You can pipe any object to this cmdlet. .



This cmdlet does not generate any output.


  • The cmdlets that contain the Out verb (the Out cmdlets) do not have parameters for names or file paths. To send data to an Out cmdlet, use a pipeline operator (|) to send the output of a Windows PowerShell command to the cmdlet. You can also store data in a variable and use the InputObject parameter to pass the data to the cmdlet. For more information, see the examples.
  • Out-Null does not return any output objects. If you pipe the output of Out-Null to the Get-Member cmdlet, Get-Member reports that no objects have been specified.